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A292865 Determinants of the symmetric matrices whose entries on and below the main diagonal correspond to those of Pascal's triangle. 0
1, 0, -1, 8, -71, 656, -4816, 1920, 168784, 43920880, -3315147449, 209095006856, -19095123359744, 1814464114046976, 320005209305667584, -253215321875947192320, -3298397219599339984896, 24417272707694829159671808, 265094852554176756050442657024, -931723550682987095264656018072440 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

0,4

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=0..19.

FORMULA

a(n) = det(L_n+U_n-I_{n+1}), where L_n is the lower triangular Pascal matrix of order n, U_n is the transpose of L_n and I_n is the identity matrix of order n. Note that L_n, U_n and I_n all have determinant 1 for all n.

EXAMPLE

a(0) is the determinant of the 1 X 1 matrix whose sole entry is one.

a(1) is the determinant of the 2 X 2 matrix of all ones.

a(2) is the determinant of the 3 X 3 matrix

[1 1 1]

[1 1 2]

[1 2 1].

a(3) is the determinant of the 4 X 4 matrix

[1 1 1 1]

[1 1 2 3]

[1 2 1 3]

[1 3 3 1].

MATHEMATICA

PascalMatrix = Function[n, Table[Table[Binomial[m, i], {i, 0, n}], {m, 0, n}]];

PascalDet = Function[n, Det[PascalMatrix[n] + Transpose[PascalMatrix[n]] - IdentityMatrix[n + 1]]];

Table[PascalDet[i], {i, 0, 19}]

PROG

(Python)

from sympy import *

def m(N):

    return Matrix([

        ([binomial(i, n) for n in range(i+1)] +[0] * (N-i))

        for i in range(N+1)

    ])

def matrix(N):

    return m(N) + m(N).transpose() - eye(N+1)

[ matrix(i).det() for i in range(20)]

# Gilles Castel, Sep 25 2017

CROSSREFS

Sequence in context: A015576 A070998 A187709 * A152265 A081178 A096341

Adjacent sequences:  A292862 A292863 A292864 * A292866 A292867 A292868

KEYWORD

sign

AUTHOR

Alexander Farrugia, Sep 25 2017

STATUS

approved

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